Was a long read but totally worth it..
It seems very well put together for a hoax.
However, the first thing I did was look up QED International.
Here's an excerpt from the site:
QED International is a leading worldwide motion picture financing, international sales, and production company for filmmakers, investors, and studio
partners to bring quality filmed entertainment to the worldwide marketplace. With a team of top executives to facilitate the financing, packaging, and
distribution of films, QED is recognized as a destination where high-quality producers can find a full-service partner on their projects to maintain
the creative spirit of independent filmmaking while providing attractive returns with mitigated risk to their financing partners, and maximizing the
global exploitation of their films.